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Fort Brown Bridge

Photos 

29 May 1902 image from "History of the Maumee River Basin From the Earliest Account to Its Organization Into Counties" by Charles Elihu Slocum

Photo digitally altered by Paul Plassman in October 2021

BH Photo #510426

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Little Auglaize River on County Road 171
Location
Paulding County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built ca.1873 by the Massillon Bridge Co.; collapsed June 1, 1943 after flooding caused damage to the abutments
Builder
- Massillon Bridge Co. of Massillon, Ohio
Design
Bowstring through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.11160, -84.41515   (decimal degrees)
41°06'42" N, 84°24'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/717032/4554366 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94812 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 22, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added length and build and lost dates
  • June 4, 2022: New photo from Tony Dillon
  • October 25, 2021: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • October 24, 2021: Added by Paul Plassman

Comments 

Fort Brown Bridge
Posted June 5, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Tony, great find! Don't think I've ever seen overhead bracing like that before!

Fort Brown Bridge
Posted June 4, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Stumbled across a better pic of this beauty. Definitely a Massillon, and those sway bracings were amazing!